WOSU News Archives For: March 20, 2013

Proposal To Boost Speed Limits Clears Ohio Senate

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The Ohio House is likely to pass the change that would bring the speed limit on Ohio interstates in line with that of the Ohio Turnpike.
3:27PM
March
20, 2013

A proposal to increase Ohio’s speed limit to 70 mph on rural interstate highways has cleared the state Senate.

Ohio Marine Among Those Killed In Nevada Training Accident

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Taylor's grandfather called him "polite, respectful," saying the young man would "do anything for anybody."
10:51AM
March
20, 2013

Family members confirm Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Taylor of Marietta was among those killed when a mortar exploded during a mountain warfare training exercise in Nevada Monday.

Licking County School Closes After Police Chase

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Police say a police chase ended when a car crashed into a fence at Lakewood High School near Newark.
8:32AM
March
20, 2013

Police were searching for at least one suspect who fled the scene after a car crashed into a fence at the Lakewood High School football field early Wednesday.

Sports World Turns To Dayton For NCAA Games

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University of Dayton Arena is once again hosting NCAA tournament games, including Ohio State University's game against Iona on Friday.
7:29AM
March
20, 2013

There may not be any President or Prime Ministers visiting Dayton for this year’s NCAA tournament games, but there’s still plenty of excitement surrounding the games.

House Debate On Tax Shift Turns To Small Businesses

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Gov. John Kasich wants to apply sales tax to several previously-untaxed services in order to allow cuts to the state income tax and business taxes.
7:20AM
March
20, 2013

State lawmakers heard contradictory testimony Tuesday on how the governor’s tax proposal would affect small businesses.